Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ceisteanna (205)

Catherine Murphy


205. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the date on which electrification of the Maynooth train will commence; his plans to extend the scheme to Kilcock; the ancillary works that will be undertaken in and around Maynooth station in order to accommodate electrification of the line; his further plans to extend the station and its facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11375/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), including the upgrade and electrification of lines under the DART Expansion Programme.

Noting the NTA's responsibility for implementation of public transport in the GDA, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A